DROITWICH Spa cricket club are looking to attract more female players following on from their women’s team success in the Worcestershire Women’s eight-a-side Performance Division.
Both the men’s and women’s teams won their respective leagues last season and Droitwich plan to expand their female section further by entering a second side into the competition next year.
This will form part of the club’s preparations to play in the West Midlands Women’s Cricket League with an 11-a-side team in 2023.
Droitwich are looking for experienced hard ball cricketers and novice soft ball players to register their interest in representing the club next season in order to strengthen the first team and provide beginners with an introduction to the sport.
The club will be holding training sessions in Worcester on Sunday afternoons for players of all abilities between November and April.
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Head of Women’s Cricket at Droitwich Spa CC, Kirsty Watson said: “Women’s cricket is benefitting from much more coverage with the England team doing well and The Hundred getting record audiences.
“Coupled with more people getting involved with cricket because it is outdoors the sport is generating significant interest which we hope we can capitalise on both now and in the longer-term.
“Looking to the future, we also need to recruit the next cohort of girls, particularly those in year 4 and 5, and we are already planning to hold a girls cricket camp during the Easter holiday to give younger players a taste of the game before the season starts.”
Jacey Foster, Spa Women’s team captain said: “It was such an honour to skipper the women’s first team and to win the league is a fantastic achievement that everyone involved can be proud of.
“But we weren’t the only champions as the under-11 girls topped their league too, whilst the under-15 girls finished as runners-up in their league.
“With the club currently crowdfunding to raise funds for improving the pavilion that will provide better facilities for women and all who use it, the future looks very bright both on and off the pitch for Droitwich cricket.”